Andy Kiriakedes

My Story

Andy, a native of Great Barrington, Massachusetts spent 10 seasons (2007 - 2016) coaching and recruiting at multiple levels of college baseball. During his time on the field, Kiriakedes' main focus was on the development of hitters and infielders as well as the the evaluation and recruitment of student-athletes.

Kiriakedes began his coaching career at his alma mater, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. During his lone year on the staff, he mentored and developed four all-conference selections and helped guide the team to an appearance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament.

Following the 2007 season, he left Marist College to take an assistant coaching position at nearby Vassar College, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the country. While at Vassar (2008-13), Kiriakedes was tasked with overseeing the development of all position players both offensively and defensively and recruiting to a nationally ranked liberal arts school. With the Brewers, Kiriakedes helped lead the team to its first-ever playoff appearance in 2013. He recruited and mentored 21 all-league selections and three all-region honorees.

In January of 2014 Kiriakedes left Vassar College to take an assistant coaching position at The College of William and Mary.

While at William and Mary, Kiriakedes oversaw the development of the position players both offensively and defensively as well as recruiting high-level Division I student-athletes to one of the top-rated public schools in the country. During his time with the program, the Tribe experienced a high level of success that included a 2014 Regular Season Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) Championship, a 2016 CAA Conference Tournament Championship, a 2016 Charlottesville Regional Finals appearance, 1 First Team All-American, 8 All-Region selections, 4 All-ECAC selections, the 2014 CAA Player of the Year, 19 All-Conference Selections, 3 CAA All-Rookie team selections, 9 Major League Baseball draft picks, and 3 Major League Baseball Free-Agent signings.

Before coaching, Kiriakedes enjoyed a successful playing career at Marist College. As an infielder for the Red Foxes, he was a four-year starter and was named a captain his senior season. In 2005, Kiriakedes was named MAAC Tournament MVP and awarded his team’s Coaches Award, as he helped lead the Red Foxes to a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He also played in numerous summer baseball leagues during his collegiate career. He made stops in the Valley League (Staunton Braves), the New York Collegiate Baseball League (Amsterdam Mohawks), and the New England Collegiate Baseball League (Keene Swamp Bats). In Staunton, he was named a Valley League All-Star and enjoyed championship seasons with the Mohawks and Swamp Bats.

Aside from his 10 years of college coaching experience, Kiriakedes has developed his coaching through numerous camps, clinics, and international experience. In 2008, he served as the head coach of the USA Athletes International team in Prague, Czech Republic as well as a tour with Planet Baseball in Puerto Rico.

Kiriakedes graduated from Marist College with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Human Resource Management, as well as a minor in Psychology. He later went on to earn his M.S. in Sport Management from SUNY Cortland in 2013 as well as an M.S. in Business Analytics from The College of William and Mary in 2017.

Career Highlights

10 years of collegiate coaching experience at the Division I and III levels

Coached and mentored 9 MLB draft picks and 3 MLB Free-Agent Signees

Coached 2014 CAA Championship team and 2016 Regional Finalist while at William and Mary

Coached and mentored 40 All-League selections, 1 conference player of the year, 1 Division I All-American